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ckn

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Union vs League commentators

25 March 2015 - 10:39 PM

It's been mentioned before but there was a perfect example at the weekend's 6N games of the difference.  I've just got around to watching the games today!

 

England get over for a try, there might be a case for the player having dropped the ball.  One commentator says "control Brian?" when shown the replay.  Brian Moore then says "enough control for the officials" then they get on with the game.  Same with the controversial French try where it looks very much like the player went beyond the dead ball line, "look at the scoreboard" then the subject was dropped.  If those two incidents were rugby league then the rest of the game would have been dominated by the discussion about how the referee missed them or the ref's decision.  It's done, it was 50/50 at worst so get on with the game.

 

Just think how much better watching games on telly would be if rugby league commentators adopted the rugby union attitude of the ref's decision being right when a decision could have gone either way.


April Fool!

09 March 2015 - 08:44 PM

I've apparently got my calendar all mixed up as today's April 1st.  It must be.  It's obviously an April Fool joke that the new Apple Watch only lasts 18 hours at fully charged status and that's before a bit of normal use takes it down to half that.  And if you live in an area with a ropey phone network connection then you're probably down to 6 hours at best.

 

Is there anyone on this board deranged enough to actually want one with that battery life?


All praise our crustacean overlord

24 February 2015 - 03:35 PM

One for the more established forum members.  And by that I mean long, long established members.  The ones who remember the days of MobyClaw and Clawphin.

 

 

The sign language lady is quite amusing as well...


Cricket

21 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

We're not very good at this cricket lark, are we?  Or are we giving these furriners a head start to make them feel good before we eventually win the thing?

 

The might of Scotland next...


Armchair warriors

16 February 2015 - 08:58 AM

There's been an unwelcome rise in the number of posts I've seen of armchair warriors getting unacceptably aggressive and using bullying tactics on this forum since the season started.  Just to let you know that we have seen it and we've already lost any tolerance for it, we're at the point where bans or suspensions will be given if it continues.